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CFB : ATS Matchup
Saturday 9/1/2018Line$ LineOU LineScore
TEXAS
 
MARYLAND
-12  

+12  
-500

+350

54.5
 
29
Final
34

TEXAS (7 - 6) vs. MARYLAND (4 - 8)
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Week 1 Saturday, 9/1/2018 12:00 PM
FedEx Field - Landover, MD
Board OpenLatest
173TEXAS-9-12
174MARYLAND5854.5
ADVANCED TEAM STATS
TEXAS - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsW-LO-UScoreHalfYardsYPPTOScoreHalfYardsYPPTO
All Games7-6-17.69-43-1029.516.3398.5(5.1)1.421.211.2365.6(5.2)2.0
Road Games4-3+1.76-10-724.413.4356.6(4.8)1.117.79.3359.9(5.1)2.1
Last 3 Games2-1-0.62-10-328.018.3362.7(4.9)1.719.05.7360.0(5.1)2.7
Grass Games2-3-0.64-10-521.011.8329.8(4.4)1.220.611.6395.0(5.5)2.0
TEXAS - Current Season Statistics
 RushingPassingTotal
 PPGHalfFDTOPATT-YDSYPRCMP-ATTPCTYDSPYAATT-YDSYPPYPPT
Offense (All Games)29.516.320.531:1939-140(3.6)23-3859.7%259(6.7)77-398(5.1)(13.5)
Opponents Defensive Avg.30.916.721.431:1639-167(4.3)20-3360.7%254(7.6)72-421(5.8)(13.6)
Offense Road Games24.413.418.131:2139-125(3.2)20-3558.4%232(6.6)74-357(4.8)(14.6)
Defense (All Games)21.211.217.628:4136-107(3)20-3557.5%259(7.4)70-366(5.2)(17.2)
Opponents Offensive Avg.31.316.621.429:4437-158(4.3)21-3461.0%274(8.1)70-433(6.1)(13.8)
Defense Road Games17.79.318.028:3934-91(2.7)21-3756.7%268(7.2)71-360(5.1)(20.3)

MARYLAND - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsW-LO-UScoreHalfYardsYPPTOScoreHalfYardsYPPTO
All Games4-8+8.35-79-324.112.0323.3(5.1)1.237.120.3419.4(5.6)1.3
Road Games2-4+10.23-35-123.311.8303.5(4.8)1.235.519.5407.2(5.8)1.8
Last 3 Games0-3-21-21-26.70.0282.3(4.5)1.739.324.3376.7(5.4)0.3
Grass Games0-1-11-00-17.00.0204.0(3.6)1.017.014.0291.0(4.5)1.0
MARYLAND - Current Season Statistics
 RushingPassingTotal
 PPGHalfFDTOPATT-YDSYPRCMP-ATTPCTYDSPYAATT-YDSYPPYPPT
Offense (All Games)24.112.016.727:1636-162(4.4)15-2655.0%162(6.1)63-323(5.1)(13.4)
Opponents Defensive Avg.24.512.117.828:2535-150(4.2)17-3056.9%203(6.7)66-353(5.4)(14.4)
Offense Road Games23.311.816.228:5539-161(4.1)13-2454.5%142(6)63-303(4.8)(13)
Defense (All Games)37.120.323.732:4441-191(4.7)20-3458.9%229(6.8)75-419(5.6)(11.3)
Opponents Offensive Avg.29.715.920.431:2940-171(4.3)19-3159.8%223(7.1)71-394(5.5)(13.3)
Defense Road Games35.519.523.331:0542-197(4.7)16-2856.1%210(7.4)70-407(5.8)(11.5)
Average power rating of opponents played: TEXAS 39.8,  MARYLAND 42
SCHEDULE AND RESULTS
TEXAS - Season Results
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateOpponentScoreSULineATSTot.O/URushingPassingTORushingPassingTO
9/1/2018*MARYLAND            
9/8/2018TULSA            
9/15/2018USC            
9/22/2018TCU            
9/29/2018@ KANSAS ST            

MARYLAND - Season Results
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateOpponentScoreSULineATSTot.O/URushingPassingTORushingPassingTO
9/1/2018*TEXAS            
9/8/2018@ BOWLING GREEN            
9/15/2018TEMPLE            
9/22/2018MINNESOTA            
KEY GAME INFORMATION
TEXAS: Given the resources available to this program, it has been impossibly frustrating to watch the Longhorns wallow in mediocrity for nearly a decade now. This year, however'and apologies if you've heard this before'could be the start of the turnaround in Austin. Tom Herman didn't find a real solution at quarterback last season between Sam Ehlinger and Shane Buechele, and solving that conundrum is his obvious top priority. He should be able to give it his full attention, though, given how solid coordinator Todd Orlando's defense is shaping up to be. While stars like Malik Jefferson and Poona Ford are gone, the unit as a whole actually figures to improve thanks to a solid core of veterans and a promising pool of highly touted youngsters.
MARYLAND: Maryland returns its entire offensive line from a year ago, and running backs Ty Johnson and Lorenzo Harrison III are more than capable of taking advantage of an experienced group up front. And redshirt freshman Kasim Hill is out to establish himself as one of the best dual-threat quarterbacks in the conference. On the other side of the ball, Maryland added some serious transfer talent. That should help a unit that also returns star LB Jesse Aniebonam, who suffered a serious ankle injury in Week 1 last season. The Terps are going to be a tougher team to beat this year, but asking them to compete with the national powers in the Big Ten East isn't realistic'especially given the turmoil that struck the program in August.
PREVIEW
No. 23 Texas looks to avenge last year's loss to Maryland
 

Maryland and No. 23 Texas tangle in Week 1, a rematch of one of the best opening weekend games of 2017.

This time, the Longhorns are headed to Maryland, playing at FedEx Field Saturday at noon, and looking for atonement after last season's 51-41 loss in the first game for coach Tom Herman.

Maryland's coach, DJ Durkin, won't be in attendance this time, suspended indefinitely in the fallout from the death of sophomore lineman Jordan McNair this June from heatstroke. The Terrapins, under interim coach Matt Canada, are anxious just to focus on football after the tumultuous offseason that is still rocking the program.

"We've all had grieving processes and things like that to deal with so we're helping each other," Canada said. "If somebody is having a tough day we try to help each other out. I think everything (the players have) dealt with they've done the best job they possibly could. I think we're as ready as we could be given the situation."

The Terrapins need to be ready against nationally ranked Texas, a squad that still remembers last year's upset at Texas Memorial Stadium in Austin. Maryland smashed the Longhorns up front, rushing for 263 yards and four touchdowns. Even after starting quarterback Tyrrell Pigrome went down late in the third quarter with a knee injury, true freshman Kasim Hill came on to lead a couple of late scoring drives and salt away the big road win, the highlight of Durkin's career.

Hill is expected to start Saturday over Pigrome.

"This is a team in Maryland that they don't think they can beat you: They know they can beat you, because they have," said Herman. "There are a lot of guys on that team at Maryland that know that they've beaten Texas."

While no one outside of the meeting rooms and practice fields at Maryland is sure who will start at quarterback Saturday in the first game in Canada's pro offense, fittingly being played in a professional stadium, Herman & Co. won't take the Terrapins lightly.

"You've got to contain them," said Herman of the quarterbacks he saw beat his team last year when the Terps came to Texas. "The offensive coordinator last year (Walt Bell) ... is now the offensive coordinator at Florida State. So now you're a little bit unsure."

Herman said the 'Horns had watched tape of what Canada's offenses did at LSU, Pittsburgh and NC State, but the Texas defense would have to "take some educated guesses" until they saw exactly what the Terrapin attack looked like.

Canada isn't helping with a depth chart that listed three wide receivers, two tight ends and two running backs, including co-starters at one spot in Ty Johnson and Lorenzo Harrison. That duo combined for 177 yards against Texas last year, Johnson carving out 132 yards on 12 carries, the most Texas allowed to any runner all season.

Meanwhile, Herman had to make a QB call, too, opting for sophomore Sam Ehlinger over junior Shane Buechele, last year's opening day starter. "Shane made it very difficult to make that decision, probably the hardest decision I've had to make as head coach and coordinator," said Herman. "We feel extremely good about our QB situation."

Last year, Ehlinger came on to become the first Longhorn quarterback to lead the team in both passing and rushing since Colt McCoy in 2008.

"Texas has some great talent," said Canada. "They do every year. It's going to be the second year for their staff. They certainly continued to get better last year on both sides of the ball. (They have a) very talented quarterback. He can run the ball, do certain things with the ball in his hand. I know our guys on defense realize what a great challenge this is."

The Terrapins defense was horrid last year after their best defensive lineman, senior end Jesse Aniebonam, broke his foot in the game at Texas. Aniebonam had nine sacks in 2016, and without him, Maryland registered just 16 sacks total as a team all season while allowing 29.5 points and 427.1 total yards per game.

Those are the kind of numbers, along with losing your three top quarterbacks over the course of the season to injury, that led to a 4-8 record despite such a thrilling opening win.

Texas bounced back from the loss to Maryland to finish 7-6.


Last Updated: 10/19/2018 4:57:54 AM EST


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